The Descent of Man

and Selection in Relation to Sex

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Author: Charles Darwin
Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 305,091 / 921 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.1
LoC Category: QH
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 13,822
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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that many details of structure in man could not be explained through natural selection, I invented sexual selection; I gave, however, a tolerably clear sketch of this principle in the first edition of the 'Origin of Species,' and I there stated that it was applicable to man. This subject of sexual selection has been treated at full length in the present work, simply because an opportunity was here first afforded me. I have been struck with the likeness of many of the half-favourable criticisms on sexual selection, with those which appeared at first on natural selection; such as, that it would explain some few details, but certainly was not applicable to the extent to which I have employed it. My conviction of the power of sexual selection remains unshaken; but it is probable, or almost certain, that several of my conclusions will hereafter be found erroneous; this can hardly fail to be the case in the first treatment of a subject. When naturalists have become familiar with the idea of sexual selection, it wi

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